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Anti-viral characteristics and immune boosting capabilities traditional plant extracts

AK Asiagwu


Traditional herbs are the purest forms of natural medicines with therapeutic values. This research work involved formulation of drugs with immunity boosting characteristics from traditional herbs extracts. Five laboratory animals of different weights were infested with HIV virus and left for two weeks. Thereafter, five different compositions of four plant extracts were inoculated to these animals according to their corresponding numbers for four weeks. The weight and CD4 counts of the animals were recorded before infection and four weeks after inoculation. Animal sample 5 showed a more responsive attitude than the other four. This indicates that the extract composition 5 is a more potent HIV-Immune booster.

Keywords: Local plant extract, drug formulation and anti-viral screening

International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 6(1): 101-104, 2010

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